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From "Knut Anders Hatlen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-6075) Use modern collections in impl/sql/compile
Date Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:53:15 GMT

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Knut Anders Hatlen commented on DERBY-6075:
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I guess we could mention it in our release notes if there is a re-spin of the release candidate.
In that case, I don't think we should mention any numbers, as the experiment I ran used a
query that didn't use any tables, so real-world applications are not likely to see that high
numbers. That said, I hope we won't have to re-spin the release candidate...
                
> Use modern collections in impl/sql/compile
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-6075
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-6075
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.10.1.1
>            Reporter: Knut Anders Hatlen
>            Assignee: Knut Anders Hatlen
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: Compile.java, d6075-10a-aggregate-vectors.diff, d6075-11a-remaining-vectors.diff,
d6075-12a-stack.diff, d6075-13a-unused-properties.diff, d6075-14a-dead-syntax.diff, d6075-15a-sqlgrammar-vectors.diff,
d6075-16a-negative-test.diff, d6075-17a-rename-aggregate-vectors.diff, d6075-1a-CollectNodesVisitor.diff,
d6075-2a-bindExpression.diff, d6075-3a-javadoc.diff, d6075-4a-parameterList.diff, d6075-5a-ordering.diff,
d6075-6a-DMLModStatementNode.diff, d6075-7a-more-signatures.diff, d6075-8a-local-hashtables.diff,
d6075-9a-hashtable-fields.diff
>
>
> The code in the org.apache.derby.impl.sql.compile package predates the Java Collections
Framework and uses old-style collections like java.util.Vector and java.util.Hashtable. Since
the old-style collection classes are used in many method signatures, it's difficult to use
modern collection classes when adding new code.
> I suggest we switch to using interfaces (like java.util.List and java.util.Map) instead
of specific classes in the signatures, so that we have more flexibility in choosing the right
collection class for the job.
> Only changing the signatures would allow us to continue using Vector and Hashtable, since
they implement the interfaces. However, I think it would be good to switch to ArrayList and
HashMap in a second step. The instances in impl/sql/compile are not shared between threads,
so we don't need the synchronization provided by the old-style classes. Switching to unsynchronized
classes may make compilation slightly faster.

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